TEORÍA CONSTITUCIONAL Y ASAMBLEA CONSTITUYENTE (Constitutional Theory and Constituent Assemblies)
Revista Jurídica Universidad Inter-Americana de Puerto Rico, 2013, Forthcoming
14 Pages Posted: 27 May 2013
Date Written: May 26, 2013
This paper argues that the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which entrenches the island's relationship with the United States, fails to meet basic democratic criteria. Since the constitution does not allow for the legal termination of this (undemocratic) relationship, the paper argues that an extra-constitutional exercise of constituent power would be justified in order to bring about a new constitutional order.
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Keywords: Puerto Rico, Constituent Assembly, constituent power, colonialism, decolonization, self-determination, secession
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